CTRMA’s Heiligenstein Pens Op-Ed on MoPac Delays, Long-Term Challenges

Austin American-Statesman publishes an op-ed column by Mike Heiligenstein, executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, who takes on MoPac delays, traffic congestion and mobility challenges generally. “So let me first acknowledge that the MoPac Boulevard project has faced many more delays than we ever anticipated, well beyond those related to inclement weather. After unacceptable performance and delays from contractor CH2MHill, we have worked with them to get a new team in place and are pleased with the renewed commitment to get this project completed,” Heiligenstein writes. Looking ahead, he says, “We need better infrastructure to keep our region moving. It’s critical to our livelihood, our ability to get home to families, to find work and affordable housing. But we must improve our transportation network responsibly, and in keeping with the standards and values of our community.”